From Windsor, Nova Scotia
Thomas Chandler Haliburton is a writer best known as the creator of Sam Slick, a resourceful Yankee clock peddler and cracker-barrel philosopher.
Born in 1796 in Windsor, Nova Scotia
Died in 1865 in Isleworth, England
Haliburton was a politician, judge, and author. Politically, he played a significant role in the history of Nova Scotia prior to its entry into Confederation.
Literarily, Haliburton was the first international best-selling author from what is now Canada. Haliburton’s reputation lies in the many substantial works in provincial history, political pamphlets and fiction that he wrote from 1823 to 1860. His first book was published in 1823 when he was 27. The escapades of Sam Slick were first revealed serially in the newspaper Nova Scotian (1835).
“This country is going to the dogs”Haliburton was a born Tory, whose father and grandfather had been lawyers and judges. As a judge of the Supreme Court (1841–54), he maintained the strongly conservative political and social views.
Sam Slick’s saying
Town of Windsor, Nova Scotia, Canada, Fall 2016, by Ziyad Alsudays